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This article lists all-time leading figures achieved in the National Basketball Association in major statistical categories recognized by the league. This includes statistical records set by individuals in single games, over the course of single seasons, over the course of careers, in the NBA Playoffs, and in the NBA Finals. Many notable record achievements of teams within these same parameters have also been gathered. NBA history also recognizes achievements set by players and teams from its original incarnation, the Basketball Association of America. For records pertaining to the NBA All-Star Game, see NBA All-Star Game records.

Contents

Regular season records

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Game

Wilt Chamberlain is the holder of 72 official NBA records, 63 of which he holds by himself.[1]
  • Most minutes in a game
  • Most points in a game
  • Most points in a half
  • 59 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
  • Most points in a quarter
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • Most field goals made in a half
  • 22 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 37 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • Most field goals attempted in a quarter
  • 21 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (4th quarter)
  • Most field goals in a game, no misses
  • 18 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Baltimore Bullets) on February 24, 1967
Kobe Bryant is tied with Donyell Marshall for the record for most three-point field goals in a game (12).
  • Most field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • Most three point field goals made in a game
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a game
  • Most three point field goals made in a half
  • Most three point field goals in a game, no misses
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • Most free throws made in a game without a miss
  • Most free throws attempted in a game without a make
  • 11 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Seattle SuperSonics) on December 8, 2000
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • 23 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Miami Heat) on December 30, 1992
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • 16 by Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets (at Miami Heat), on December 23, 2005
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 20 by Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons (at L.A. Clippers), on December 11, 2005
  • Most rebounds in a game
  • 55 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Boston Celtics), on November 24, 1960
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • 32 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Philadelphia Warriors), on November 16, 1957
  • Most rebounds in a quarter
  • 18 by Nate Thurmond, San Francisco Warriors (at Baltimore Bullets), on February 28, 1965
  • Most assists in a game
  • 30 by Scott Skiles, Orlando Magic (vs. Denver Nuggets), on December 30, 1990
  • Most assists in a half
  • 19 by Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), on February 27, 1959
  • Most assists in a quarter
  • 14 by John Lucas, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Denver Nuggets), on April 15, 1984 in the second quarter[3]
  • 14 by Steve Blake, Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Los Angeles Clippers), on February 22, 2009 in the first quarter[3]
  • Most steals in a game
  • Most steals in a half
  • Most steals in a quarter
  • 8 by Fat Lever, Denver Nuggets (vs. Indiana Pacers) on March 9, 1985
  • Most blocks in a game
  • 17 by Elmore Smith, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on October 28, 1973
  • Most blocks in a half
  • 11 by Elmore Smith, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on October 28, 1973
  • 11 by George Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Golden State Warriors) on February 24, 1981
  • 11 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Milwaukee Bucks) on December 12, 1985
  • Most blocks in a quarter
  • 8 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Milwaukee Bucks) on December 12, 1985
  • 8 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Indiana Pacers) on February 26, 1987
  • 8 by Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers (at Chicago Bulls) on December 1, 2001
  • 8 by Erick Dampier, Golden State Warriors (vs. Los Angeles Clippers) on April 17, 2002
  • Quickest disqualification
  • 3 minutes by Bubba Wells, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Chicago Bulls) on December 29, 1997

Season

  • Most games
  • Most minutes per game
  • Most minutes
  • Highest scoring average
  • Most points
  • 4,029 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most 50 point games
  • 45 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most 40 point games
  • Most field goals made
  • Most field goals attempted
  • Highest field goal percentage
  • Most free throws made
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 1,363 by Wilt Chamberlain (61.3 FT%), 1961–62
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • Most three point field goals made
  • Most three point field goals attempted
  • Highest three point field goal percentage
  • 52.4% by Steve Kerr, 1994–95 (89 made in 170 attempts)
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • 27.2 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1960–61
  • Most rebounds
  • 2,149 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1960–61
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • 1,111 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1975–76
  • Highest offensive rebounds per game average
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 587 by Moses Malone, 1978–79
  • Highest assists per game average
  • 14.5 by John Stockton, 1989–90
  • Most assists
  • Highest steals per game average
  • 3.67 by Alvin Robertson, 1985–86
  • Most steals
  • Highest blocks per game average
  • 5.56 by Mark Eaton, 1984–85
  • Most blocks
  • Most triple-doubles
  • 41 by Oscar Robertson, 1961–62
  • Most technical fouls
  • Most consecutive disqualifications

Career

  • Most games
  • Most consecutive games
Michael Jordan holds the records for most seasons leading the league in scoring average (10) and highest career scoring average (30.12 ppg).
  • Most minutes per game
  • Most minutes
  • Highest points per game average
  • Most points
  • Most seasons leading league in points
  • 11 by Michael Jordan
  • Most seasons leading league in points per game
  • 10 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in points
  • Most 60 point games
  • 32 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 50 point games
  • 118 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 40 point games
  • 271 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 30 point games
  • 563 by Michael Jordan[citation needed]
  • Most 20 point games
  • Most 10 point games
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most consecutive 50 point games
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain, from December 16, 1961 to December 29, 1961
  • Most consecutive 40 point games
  • 14 by Wilt Chamberlain, from December 8, 1961 to December 30, 1961
  • 14 by Wilt Chamberlain, from January 11, 1962 to February 1, 1962[6]
  • Most consecutive 30 point games
  • 65 by Wilt Chamberlain, from November 4, 1961 to February 22, 1962
  • Most consecutive 20 point games
  • 126 by Wilt Chamberlain, from October 19, 1961 to January 19, 1963
  • Most consecutive 10 point games
  • 866 by Michael Jordan, from March 25, 1986 to December 26, 2001
  • Most field goals made
  • 15,837 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most seasons leading league in field goals made
  • 10 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in field goals made
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 28,307 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most seasons leading league in field goals attempted
  • 9 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in field goals attempted
  • Highest field goal percentage
  • Most seasons leading league in field goal percentage
  • Most consecutive field goals made
  • 35 by Wilt Chamberlain, from February 17, 1967 to February 28, 1967
  • Most free throws made
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws made
  • 8 by Karl Malone
  • Most consecutive free throws made
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 13,188 by Karl Malone
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws attempted
  • 9 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • 90.39% by Mark Price (2,135 made in 2,362 attempts)
  • Most seasons leading league in free throw percentage
  • Most three point field goals made
  • Most three point field goals attempted
  • 6,486 by Reggie Miller
  • Highest three point field goal percentage
  • Most consecutive games with a three point field goal made
  • 89 by Dana Barros, from December 23, 1994 to January 10, 1996 (58 games in 1994–95; 31 games in 1995–96)
  • Most consecutive three point field goals made
  • 13 by Brent Price, from January 15 to January 19, 1996
  • 13 by Terry Mills, from December 4 to December 7, 1996
  • Most rebounds
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • 22.9 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most seasons leading league in rebounds
  • 11 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in rebounds
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • Highest offensive rebounds per game average
  • 5.1 by Moses Malone
  • Most seasons leading league in offensive rebounds
  • 8 by Moses Malone
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in offensive rebounds
  • 6 by Moses Malone
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • 10,452 by Moses Malone
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • Most seasons leading league in defensive rebounds
  • Most consecutive seasons leading in defensive rebounds
  • 5 by Kevin Garnett
  • Most assists
  • Highest assists per game average
  • Most steals
  • 3,265 by John Stockton
  • Highest steals per game average
  • Most consecutive games with at least 1 steal
  • Most seasons leading league in steals
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in steals
  • Most blocks
  • Highest blocks per game average
  • Most seasons leading league in blocks
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in blocks
  • Most triple-doubles
  • Most consecutive triple-doubles
  • 9 by Wilt Chamberlain, from March 8 to March 20, 1968

Playoffs records

Playoffs game

  • Most minutes in a game
  • 67 by Red Rocha, Syracuse Nationals vs. the Boston Celtics on March 21, 1953 (4 OT)
  • 67 by Paul Seymour, Syracuse Nationals vs. the Boston Celtics on March 21, 1953 (4 OT)
  • Most points in a game
  • Most points in a half
  • Most points in a quarter
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • 13 by Clyde Drexler, Portland Trail Blazers vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on April 29, 1992
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • Most field goals made in a half
  • 16 by Dave Bing, Detroit Pistons vs. the Boston Celtics, April 1, 1968
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 25 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 22, 1962
  • 25 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Boston Celtics on April 14, 1962
  • 25 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers on May 1, 1988 (1st half)
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • 12 by Eric Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 1987 (4th quarter)
  • Most field goals attempted in a quarter
  • 17 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on April 14, 1967
  • Most consecutive field goals made
  • 13 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 5, 1991[citation needed]
  • Most three point field goals made in a game
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a game
  • 18 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics (vs. Chicago Bulls) on April 30, 2009 (3OT)
  • Most three point field goals made in a half
  • 8 by Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on May 11, 2001
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a half
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • 30 by Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 21, 1953 (4 OT)
Shaquille O'Neal holds the NBA playoff records for most free throws attempted in a half and game.
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • 19 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Golden State Warriors on May 8, 1991
  • 19 by Karl Malone, Utah Jazz vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on May 9, 1991
  • 19 by Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns vs. the Seattle SuperSonics on June 5, 1993
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • 27 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on May 20, 2000
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • 13 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Detroit Pistons) on May 21, 1991
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 25 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on May 20, 2000
  • Most rebounds in a game
  • 41 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Boston Celtics on April 5, 1967
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • 26 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers vs. the San Francisco Warriors on April 16, 1967 (? half)
  • Most rebounds in a quarter
  • 19 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on April 18, 1962
  • Most offensive rebounds in a game
  • 15 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets vs. the Washington Bullets on April 21, 1977 (OT)
  • Most assists in a game
  • 24 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Phoenix Suns on May 15, 1984
  • 24 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on May 17, 1988
  • Most assists in a half
  • 15 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on May 3, 1985 (? half)
  • 15 by Doc Rivers, Atlanta Hawks vs. the Boston Celtics on May 16, 1988 (? half)
  • 15 by Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on April 29, 2007 (1st half)
  • Most assists in a quarter
  • 11 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz vs. the San Antonio Spurs on May 5, 1994 (4th quarter)
  • Most steals in a game
  • 10 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Orlando Magic) on May 13, 1999
  • Most blocks in a game
  • 10 by Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz (vs. Houston Rockets) on April 26, 1985
  • 10 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on April 29, 1990

Playoff series

  • Most points per game in a NBA Playoff series
  • 3-game series
  • 4-game series
  • Most points - 150 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Dallas Mavericks), 1988 (37.5 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 65 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1974
  • Most field goals attempted - 123 by Tracy McGrady, Orlando Magic (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 2001
  • Most three point field goals made - 17 by Damon Jones, Miami Heat (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2005
  • Most three point field goals attempted - 42 by Nick Anderson, Orlando Magic (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1999
  • Highest three point field goal percentage (min. 8 attempts) - 81.8% by Bob Hansen, Utah Jazz (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1988
  • Most free throws made - 51 by Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Sacramento Kings), 2001
  • Most free throws attempted - 68 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 20 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 118 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), 1959 (29.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 27 by Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1983
  • Most assists - 57 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1989 (14.3 apg)
  • Most steals - 17 by Lionel Hollins, Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1977
  • Most blocks - 23 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1990
  • 5-game series
  • Most points - 226 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 1988 (45.2 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 86 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1990
  • Most field goals attempted - 162 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001
  • Most three point field goals made - 22 by Rex Chapman, Phoenix Suns (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1997
  • Most three point field goals attempted - 48 by Rex Chapman, Phoenix Suns (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1997
  • Highest three point field goal percentage (min. 10 attempts) - 80.0% by Byron Scott, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Golden State Warriors), 1991
  • Most free throws made - 62 by Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals (vs. Philadelphia Warriors), 1964
  • Most free throws attempted - 79 by Karl Malone, Utah Jazz (vs. Los Angeles Clippers), 1992
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 25 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 160 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1967 (32.0 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 36 by Larry Smith, Golden State Warriors (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1987
  • Most assists - 85 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1985 (17.0 apg)
  • Most steals - 21 by Micheal Ray Richardson, New Jersey Nets (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1984; by Baron Davis, Charlotte Hornets (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002
  • Most blocks - 31 by Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1994
  • 6-game series
Tim Duncan holds the record for most blocks in a 6-game series.
  • Most points - 278 by Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Baltimore Bullets), 1965 (46.3 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 101 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1967
  • Most three point field goals made - 21 by Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves), 2003
  • Most three point field goals attempted - 46 by Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2006
  • Highest three point field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts) - 66.7% by Danny Ainge, Phoenix Suns (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1993
  • Most free throws made - 86 by Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Baltimore Bullets), 1965
  • Most free throws attempted - 97 by Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (vs. Dallas Mavericks), 2006
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 25 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 171 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. San Francisco Warriors), 1967 (28.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 46 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets (vs. Boston Celtics), 1981
  • Most assists - 90 by Johnny Moore, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1983 (15.0 apg)
  • Most steals - 19 by Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1975
  • Most blocks - 32 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2003
  • 7-game series
  • Most points - 284 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962 (40.6 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 113 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. St. Louis Hawks), 1964
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962
  • Most three point field goals made - 28 by Dennis Scott, Orlando Magic (vs. Indiana Pacers), 1995; by Ray Allen, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 2001
  • Most three point field goals attempted - 65 by Dennis Scott, Orlando Magic (vs. Indiana Pacers), 1995
  • Highest three point field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts) - 61.1% by Brian Shaw, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 2000 (11/18)
  • Most free throws made - 83 by Dolph Schayes, Syracuse Nationals (vs. Boston Celtics), 1959
  • Most free throws attempted - 100 by Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 1986
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 25 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 220 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1965 (31.4 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 45 by Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets (vs. San Antonio Spurs), 1979; by Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 2001
  • Most assists - 115 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1988 (16.4 apg)
  • Most steals - 28 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1988
  • Most blocks - 38 by Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets (vs. Utah Jazz), 1994

Playoffs career

  • Most games
  • Most minutes
  • Most points
  • 5,987 by Michael Jordan
  • Highest points per game average (min. 25 games)
  • Most 50 point games
  • 8 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 40 point games[citation needed]
  • 38 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 30 point games[citation needed]
  • 109 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 20 point games
  • 173 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 10 point games
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Only player to Score 15 or more points in all games (min. 25 games)
  • Michael Jordan (179 games)
  • Only player to record consecutive 50 point games
  • Michael Jordan recorded 50 and 55 points for the Chicago Bulls in games 1 and 2 of the 1988 First Round Playoffs vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers (April 28, 1988–May 1, 1988).
  • Most consecutive 45 point games
  • 3 by Michael Jordan (May 9–May 13, 1990)
  • Most consecutive 40 point games
  • Most consecutive 30 point games
  • Most consecutive 20 point games
  • 60 by Michael Jordan (June 2, 1989–May 11, 1993).
  • Most consecutive 15 point games
  • 179 by Michael Jordan.
  • Most consecutive 10 point games
  • 179 by Michael Jordan. This streak entails every playoff game in Jordan's career.
  • Most field goals made
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 4,497 by Michael Jordan
  • Most three point field goals made
  • Most three point field goals attempted
  • 820 by Reggie Miller
  • Highest three point field goal percentage (min. 100 attempts)
  • Most free throws made
  • 1,463 by Michael Jordan
  • Most free throws attempted
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 250 attempts)
  • Most consecutive free throws made
  • Most rebounds
  • Highest rebounds per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 24.9 by Bill Russell
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 818 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Most assists
  • Highest assists per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 12.3 by Magic Johnson
  • Most steals
  • Highest steals per game average (min. 25 games)
  • Most blocks
  • 476 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Highest blocks per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 3.3 by Hakeem Olajuwon

NBA Finals records

NBA Finals game

  • Most minutes played in a game
  • Most minutes played in a game with no turnovers
  • 59 by Dan Majerle, Phoenix Suns (at Chicago Bulls) on June 13, 1993 (3 OT)
  • Most points in a game
  • 61 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (at Boston Celtics) on April 14, 1962
  • Most points in a half
  • 35 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on June 3, 1992 (1st half)
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 25 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (at Los Angeles Lakers) on June 19, 1988 (3rd quarter)
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • 22 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (at Boston Celtics) on April 14, 1962
  • 22 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on April 18, 1967
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • 48 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on April 18, 1967
  • Most field goals made in a half
  • 14 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (at Los Angeles Lakers) on June 19, 1988 (2nd half)
  • 14 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on June 3, 1992 (1st half)
  • 14 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns) on June 16, 1993 (1st half)
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 25 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (at Boston Celtics) on April 14, 1962
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • 11 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (at Los Angeles Lakers) on June 19, 1988 (3rd quarter)
  • Most consecutive field goals made
  • 13 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 5, 1991[citation needed]
  • Most three point field goals made in a game
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a game
  • 12 by Nick Anderson, Orlando Magic (vs. Houston Rockets) on June 11, 1995
  • 12 by Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 14, 2009
  • Most three point field goals made in a half
  • 6 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on June 3, 1992 (1st half)
  • 6 by Kenny Smith, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic) on June 7, 1995 (1st half)
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a half
  • 10 by John Starks, New York Knicks (vs. Houston Rockets) on June 22, 1994
Dwyane Wade holds the record for most free throws made in an NBA Finals game (21).
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • 13 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • 22 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • 9 by Frank Ramsey, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), April 4, 1959
  • 9 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Utah Jazz) on June 11, 1997
  • 9 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • 9 by Austin Croshere, Indiana Pacers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 16, 2000
  • 9 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 10, 2001
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 16 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • 16 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New Jersey Nets) on June 5, 2002
  • Most rebounds in a game
  • 40 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. St. Louis Hawks) on March 29, 1960
  • 40 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on April 18, 1962 (OT)
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • 26 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. San Francisco Warriors) on April 16, 1967
  • Most rebounds in a quarter
  • 19 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on April 18, 1962
  • Most offensive rebounds in a game
  • Most blocks in a game
  • Most assists in a game
  • 21 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics) on June 3, 1984
  • Most assists in a half
  • 14 by Magic Johnson , Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Detroit Pistons) on June 19, 1988
  • Most turnovers in a game
  • 10 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on May 14, 1980

NBA Finals series

  • Most points per game in an NBA Championship series
  • 41.0 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993
  • Only players to score 30 points in all games of an NBA Championship series
  • Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962 (7 games)
  • Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1967 (6 games)
  • Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993 (6 games)
  • Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic), 1995 (4 games)
  • Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers), 2000 (6 games)
  • 4-game series
  • Most points - 145 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002 (36.3 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 56 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic), 1995
  • Most field goals attempted - 116 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic), 1995
  • Highest three point field goal percentage - 66.7% by Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002
  • Most rebounds - 118 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), 1959 (29.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 27 by Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1983
  • Most assists - 51 by Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), 1959 (12.8 apg)
  • Most steals - 14 by Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Washington Bullets), 1975
  • 5-game series
  • Most points - 178 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001 (35.6 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 66 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001 (40.7% FG)
  • Most field goals attempted - 162 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001
  • Most three point field goals made - 16 by Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2009
  • Most three point field goals attempted - 40 by Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2009
  • Highest three point field goal percentage - 68.8% by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1990
  • Highest free throw percentage - 100% by Vlade Divac, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1991, and Bill Laimbeer, Detroit Pistons (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1990
  • Most rebounds - 144 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. St. Louis Hawks), 1961 (28.8 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 31 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 2001
  • Most assists - 62 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1991 (12.4 apg)
  • Most steals - 14 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1991
  • Most blocks - 20 by Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2009
  • 6-game series
  • Most points - 246 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993 (41.0 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 101 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993 (50.8% FG)
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1967
  • Most three point field goals made - 22 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2008
  • Most three point field goals attempted - 41 by Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Miami Heat), 2006
  • Highest three point field goal percentage - 66.7% by Danny Ainge, Phoenix Suns (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1993
  • Highest free throw percentage - 97.8% by Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2000
  • Most rebounds - 171 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. San Francisco Warriors), 1967 (28.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 46 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets (vs. Boston Celtics), 1981
  • Most assists - 84 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1985 (14.0 apg)
  • Most steals - 16 by Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1977; Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1980; Larry Bird, Boston Celtics (vs. Houston Rockets), 1986; and Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (vs. Dallas Mavericks), 2006
  • Most blocks - 32 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2003
  • 7-game series
  • Most points - 284 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962 (40.6 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 101 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962 (43.0% FG)
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962
  • Highest three point field goal percentage - 48.4% by Robert Horry, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Detroit Pistons), 2005
  • Highest free throw percentage - 95.9% by Bill Sharman, Boston Celtics (vs. St. Louis Hawks), 1958 (30 made in 31 attempts)
  • Most rebounds - 189 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1962 (27.0 rpg)
  • Most assists - 95 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1984 (13.6 apg)
  • Most steals - 20 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1988
  • Most blocks - 30 by Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks (vs. Houston Rockets), 1994

NBA Finals career

  • Most points
  • 1,679 by Jerry West
  • Highest points per game average (min. 10 games)
  • 36.3 by Rick Barry (10 games)
  • Most field goals made
  • 612 by Jerry West
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 1,333 by Jerry West
  • Most three point field goals made
  • 53 by Robert Horry
  • Most three point field goals attempted
  • 135 by Robert Horry
  • Highest three point field goal percentage (min. 40 attempts)
  • Most free throws made
  • 455 by Jerry West
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 551 by Jerry West
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 100 attempts)
  • 92.6% by Bill Sharman (126 made in 136 attempts)
  • Most 40 point games
  • Most 30 point games
  • 27-33 by Jerry West
  • Most 20 point games
  • 49 by Jerry West
  • Most consecutive 40 point games
  • 4 by Michael Jordan (June 11–June 18, 1993)
  • Most consecutive 30 point games
  • 13 by Elgin Baylor (April 9, 1959–April 21, 1963)
  • Most consecutive 20 point games
  • 35 by Michael Jordan (June 2, 1991–June 14, 1998)
  • Only player to score 20 or more points in all games (min. 15 games)
  • Michael Jordan (35 games)
  • Most rebounds
  • 1,718 by Bill Russell
  • Highest rebounds per game average (min. 10 games)
  • 24.6 by Wilt Chamberlain (35 games)
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 124 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most assists
  • Highest assists per game average (min. 10 games)
  • 11.7 by Magic Johnson (50 games)
  • Most steals
  • 102 by Magic Johnson
  • Most blocks
  • 116 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Rookie/Age-related records

Beginning in 2006 the NBA introduced age requirement restrictions. Prospective high school players must now wait a year before entering the NBA, making age-related records more difficult to break.

  • Most points per game by a rookie
  • Most rebounds per game by a rookie
  • 27.0 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1959–60
  • Most assists per game by a rookie
  • Most steals per game by a rookie
  • Most blocks per game by a rookie
  • Most points in a game by a rookie
  • 58 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Detroit Pistons) on January 25, 1960
  • 58 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (at New York Knicks) on February 21, 1960
  • Most rebounds in a game by a rookie
  • 45 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Syracuse Nationals) on February 6, 1960
  • Most assists in a game by a rookie
  • Most steals in a game by a rookie
  • 10 by Ron Harper, Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on March 10, 1987
  • Most blocks in a game by a rookie
  • 15 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Atlanta Hawks) on January 25, 1986
  • Most consecutive games with a three-pointer made by a rookie
LeBron James set NBA records for youngest player to record a triple-double and score 10,000 points.
  • Youngest/oldest player to record a Triple-Double
  • LeBron James is the youngest player to record a triple-double, doing so for the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 19, 2005 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers at the age of &0000000000000020.00000020 years, &0000000000000020.00000020 days. He had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Karl Malone is the oldest player and only 40-year-old player to record a triple-double, doing so on November 28, 2003 for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the San Antonio Spurs at the age of &0000000000000040.00000040 years, &0000000000000127.000000127 days. He had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Leading the league in rebounding
  • Oldest: Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls (&0000000000000036.00000036 years, &0000000000000341.000000341 days on 01998-04-19 April 19, 1998)
  • Youngest: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (&0000000000000022.00000022 years, &0000000000000130.000000130 days on 02008-04-16 April 16, 2008)
  • Most consecutive games with 40 or more points by a rookie
  • 5 by Allen Iverson in 1997
  • Only players averaging 20+ points, 5+ assists and 5+ rebounds as a rookie
  • Only player averaging 30+ points and 20+ rebounds as a rookie
  • Youngest player to score 50 or more points in a game
  • Brandon Jennings scored 55 points for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Golden State Warriors at the age of &0000000000000020.00000020 years, &0000000000000052.00000052 days on 02009-11-14 November 14, 2009. This was accomplished in Jennings' 7th game in the NBA, also a record for quickest to have 50 points in a game.[11]
  • Oldest player to score 50 or more points in a game
  • Michael Jordan is the oldest player to score 50 or more points in a game, doing so with 51 points for the Washington Wizards vs. the New Orleans Hornets at the age of 38 years, 315 days.
  • Oldest player to score 40 or more points in a game
  • Michael Jordan is the oldest player and only 40-year-old player to score 40 or more points in a game, doing so with 43 points for the Washington Wizards vs. the New Jersey Nets at the age of &0000000000000040.00000040 years, &0000000000000004.0000004 days.
  • Youngest player to reach
  • 1,000 Points - LeBron James (&0000000000000019.00000019 years, &0000000000000041.00000041 days) on February 9, 2004
  • 5,000 Points - LeBron James (&0000000000000021.00000021 years, &0000000000000022.00000022 days) on January 21, 2006
  • 10,000 Points - LeBron James (&0000000000000023.00000023 years, &0000000000000059.00000059 days) on February 27, 2008
  • 15,000 Points - Kobe Bryant (27 Years, 136 days)
  • 20,000 Points - Kobe Bryant (&0000000000000029.00000029 years, &0000000000000122.000000122 days) on December 23, 2007
  • 25,000 Points - Kobe Bryant (&0000000000000031.00000031 years, &0000000000000151.000000151 days) on January 21, 2010
  • 30,000 Points - Wilt Chamberlain (&0000000000000035.00000035 years, &0000000000000179.000000179 days) on February 16, 1972
  • 5,000 Rebounds - Dwight Howard (&0000000000000023.00000023 years, &0000000000000112.000000112 days) on March 30, 2009
  • Fewest games played to reach 15,000 points
  • 358 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Fewest games played to reach 20,000 points
  • 499 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Fewest games played to reach 25,000 points
  • 691 by Wilt Chamberlain. He recorded his 25,000th point on February 23, 1968 for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Detroit Pistons.
  • Fewest games played to reach 30,000 points
  • 941 by Wilt Chamberlain. He recorded his 30,000th point on February 16, 1972 for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Phoenix Suns.
  • Youngest All-Star Game MVP
  • LeBron James (&0000000000000021.00000021 years, &0000000000000051.00000051 days)
  • Youngest Slam Dunk Champion (All-Star weekend)
  • Kobe Bryant (&0000000000000018.00000018 years, &0000000000000169.000000169 days)
  • LeBron James (21 Years, 138 days)
  • Youngest player to play a game
  • Andrew Bynum (&0000000000000018.00000018 years, &0000000000000006.0000006 days)
  • Youngest player to start a game
  • Kobe Bryant (&0000000000000018.00000018 years, &0000000000000158.000000158 days)
  • Oldest player to play a game
  • Nat Hickey (&0000000000000045.00000045 years, &0000000000000363.000000363 days)
  • Oldest player to start a game
  • Robert Parish (&0000000000000043.00000043 years, &0000000000000118.000000118 days)

Beginning in 2006 the NBA introduced age requirement restrictions. Prospective high school players must now wait a year before entering the NBA, making age-related records more difficult to break.

Team records

Game

All records in this section pertain to shot-clock era.

  • Longest game
  • Most points in a game - overtime
  • Most points in a game - regulation
  • 173 by the Boston Celtics vs. the Minneapolis Lakers on February 27, 1959[14]
  • 173 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Denver Nuggets on November 10, 1990
  • Most points in first half
  • 107 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Denver Nuggets on November 10, 1990
  • Most points in second half
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 58 by the Buffalo Braves at the Boston Celtics on October 20, 1972 (4th quarter)
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • Most combined points in a game
  • Most combined points in first half
  • Most combined points in second half
  • Most combined points in a quarter
  • Most combined points in an overtime period
  • Fewest points in a game
  • Fewest points in first half
  • Fewest points in second half
  • Fewest points in a quarter
  • Fewest points in an overtime period
  • Fewest combined points in a game
  • Fewest combined points in first half
  • Fewest combined points in second half
  • Fewest combined points in a quarter
  • Fewest combined points in an overtime period
  • Fewest field goals made in a game
  • Most three point field goals made in a game
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a half
  • Largest margin of victory in a game
  • Largest margin of victory in an overtime period
  • 17 - The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets on January 22, 1983 (113–96 game, 17–0 overtime)
  • Most steals in a game
  • Most steals in a half
  • Most steals in a quarter
  • Most combined steals in a game
  • Fewest combined steals in a game
  • Most blocks in a game
  • Most blocks in a half
  • Fewest turnovers in a game
  • Most fouls in a game
  • 52 by the Utah Jazz at the Phoenix Suns on April 9, 1990 (OT)
  • Most fast-break points in a game
  • Largest comebacks
  • 36 points (early in third quarter) - The host Utah Jazz overcame a 36 point deficit to defeat the visitor Denver Nuggets on November 27, 1996.[22] The Jazz trailed by 34 points at halftime, and the deficit grew to 36 points early in the second half, but the Jazz rallied to win in regulation by a final score of Utah 107, Denver 103. This marked both the largest comeback from the start of the second half and the largest overall deficit overcome in NBA history.[23]
  • 35 points (8:50 remaining in third quarter) - The visitor Sacramento Kings overcame a 35 point deficit to defeat the host Chicago Bulls on December 21, 2009. This marked the second largest overall deficit overcome in NBA history. The score was Sacramento 44, Chicago 79 with 8:50 remaining in the third quarter when the Kings rallied with a 58-19 run for the remainder of the game. The Kings won in regulation by a final score of Sacramento 102, Chicago 98.
  • 29 points (8:43 remaining in fourth quarter) - The visitor Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 29 point deficit to defeat the host Atlanta Hawks on November 25, 1977. This marked the largest fourth quarter deficit overcome in NBA history. The score was Milwaukee 82, Atlanta 111 with 8:43 remaining in the fourth quarter when the Bucks rallied with a 35-4 run to finish the game. The Bucks won in regulation by a final score of Milwaukee 117, Atlanta 115.
  • Teams that have had two players score 40 points in a game

Season

  • Worst record
  • Best home record
  • Worst home record
  • Best road record
  • Best road record (41 games)
  • Worst road record
  • Longest home winning streak
  • Longest road winning streak
  • 24 by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the course of two seasons from March 19, 1982 to November 5, 1982
  • Best start (41 games)
  • Worst start (41 games)
  • Best finish (41 games)
  • Worst finish (41 games)
  • Best starts (number of losses)
  • 0: 15-0 by the Washington Capitols in 1948–49 season (November 3–December 4, 1948)
  • 0: 15-0 by the Houston Rockets in 1993–94 season (November 5–December 2, 1993)
  • 1: 23-1 by the New York Knicks in 1969-70 season
  • 2: 27-2 by the Boston Celtics in 2008-09 season
  • 3: 41-3 by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 season
  • 4: 46-4 by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1966-67 season
  • 5: 48-5 by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 season
  • 6: 54-6 by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 season
  • 7: 60-7 by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 season
  • 8: 66-8 by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 season
  • 9: 71-9 by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 season
  • Worst starts (number of wins)
  • 0: 0-18 by the New Jersey Nets in 2009-10 season (October 28–December 2, 2009)
  • 1: 1-27 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1970-71 season
  • 2: 2-39 by the Dallas Mavericks in 1993-94 season
  • 3: 3-40 by the Dallas Mavericks in 1993-94 season
  • 3: 3-40 by the Denver Nuggets in 1997-98 season
  • 3: 3-40 by the New Jersey Nets in 2009-10 season
  • 4: 4-58 by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1972-73 season
  • 5: 5-58 by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1972-73 season
  • 5: 5-58 by the Denver Nuggets in 1997-98 season
  • 6: 6-59 by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1972-73 season
  • 6: 6-59 by the Dallas Mavericks in 1992-93 season
  • 7: 7-64 by the Dallas Mavericks in 1992-93 season
  • 8: 8-68 by the Dallas Mavericks in 1992-93 season
  • Largest average point differential
  • Largest average margin of victory
  • Most points per game
  • Fewest points per game
  • Most consecutive 100 point games
  • Most consecutive games with fewer than 100 points
  • 35 by the Miami Heat from October 31, 2001 to January 14, 2002
  • Most steals per game
  • Fewest steals per game
  • Fewest blocks per game
  • Undefeated months (min. 12 games)
  • 12–0 by the Washington Capitols in November 1948
  • 15–0 by the Boston Celtics in December 1959
  • 14–0 by the Los Angeles Lakers in November 1971
  • 16–0 by the Los Angeles Lakers in December 1971
  • 12–0 by the Los Angeles Lakers in November 1972
  • 13–0 by the Milwaukee Bucks in March 1973
  • 14–0 by the Phoenix Suns in December 1992
  • 14–0 by the Houston Rockets in November 1993
  • 14–0 by the New York Knicks in March 1994
  • 14–0 by the Chicago Bulls in January 1996
  • 16–0 by the San Antonio Spurs in March 1996
  • 13–0 by the Houston Rockets in February 2008
  • Best record to not qualify for Playoffs
  • 49-33 (.598) by the Phoenix Suns in 1971-72 season (8-team playoff of 17-team league)
  • Worst record to qualify for Playoffs
  • Best single-season improvement
  • Boston Celtics improve from 24 wins in 2006–07 season to 66 wins in 2007–08 season, a total of 42 wins.[25]
  • Only 8th seeded teams to advance in Playoffs

Franchise

  • Most championships won
  • Most NBA Finals appearances
  • Best NBA Finals series record
  • Most NBA Finals appearances without a championship
  • Most Playoffs appearances without a NBA Final appearance
  • Most Playoffs appearances without a championship
  • Most consecutive Playoffs appearances
  • Longest active streak of Playoffs appearances
  • Fewest Playoffs appearances
  • Most seasons without Playoffs appearances
  • Most consecutive seasons without Playoffs appearances
  • Fewest seasons without Playoffs appearances
  • Highest winning percentage
  • Lowest winning percentage
  • Best home record (min. 500 games)
  • Best home record (Playoffs)
  • 39-7 by the Chicago Bulls at the United Center
  • Best record over
  • 2 Seasons: 141-23 by the Chicago Bulls (1995–96-1996–97)
  • 3 Seasons: 203-43 by the Chicago Bulls (1995–96-1997–98)
  • 4 Seasons: 251-77 by the Boston Celtics (1983–84-1986–87)
251-77 by the Los Angeles Lakers (1984–85-1987–88)
  • 5 Seasons: 311-99 by the Boston Celtics (1981–82-1985–86)
  • 10 Seasons: 570-209 by the Boston Celtics (1957–58-1966–67)
  • Best home record over
  • 2 Seasons: 79-3 by the Boston Celtics (1985–86-1986–87)
  • 3 Seasons: 115-8 by the Boston Celtics (1984–85-1986–87)
115-8 by the Chicago Bulls (1995–96-1997–98)
  • Best road record over
  • 2 Seasons: 63-19 by the Chicago Bulls (1995–96-1996–97)
  • 3 Seasons: 88-35 by the Chicago Bulls (1995–96-1997–98)
  • Longest three point streak

Playoffs

  • Most three point field goals in a half
  • 11 by Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz on 01995-04-29 April 29, 1995
  • 11 by New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers on 01996-04-25 April 25, 1996
  • 11 by Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers on 02002-05-03 May 3, 2002
  • 11 by Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings on 02003-05-08 May 8, 2003
  • 11 by Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz on 02007-05-11 May 11, 2007
  • 11 by Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors on 02008-04-20 April 20, 2008
  • Most three point field goals in a quarter
  • 9 by Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers on 02002-05-03 May 3, 2002
  • 9 by Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors on 02008-04-20 April 20, 2008[27]
  • Largest margin of victory in a game

NBA Finals

  • Largest margin of victory in a game
  • 42 by the Chicago Bulls vs. the Utah Jazz on 01998-06-07 June 7, 1998
  • Fewest points in a game
  • 54 by the Utah Jazz at the Chicago Bulls on 01998-06-07 June 7, 1998
  • Highest field goal percentage in a half
  • 75.0% by the Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers on 02009-06-09 June 9, 2009 (first)
  • Highest field goal percentage in a game
  • 62.5% by the Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers on 02009-06-09 June 9, 2009

NBA All-Star Game records

Other records

  • Only players to win an Olympic gold medal, NCAA championship, and NBA championship
  • Clyde Lovellette — Olympics, 1952; NCAA, 1952; NBA, 1954, 1963–1964
  • Bill Russell — Olympics, 1956; NCAA, 1955 and 1956; NBA, 1957, 1959–1966, 1968–1969
  • K.C. Jones — Olympics, 1956; NCAA, 1955 and 1956; NBA, 1959–1966
  • Jerry Lucas — Olympics, 1960; NCAA, 1960; NBA, 1973
  • Quinn Buckner — Olympics, 1976; NCAA, 1976; NBA, 1984
  • Michael Jordan — Olympics, 1984 and 1992; NCAA, 1982; NBA, 1991–1993, 1996–1998
  • Magic Johnson — Olympics, 1992; NCAA, 1979; NBA, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987–1988
  • Only players to win an Olympic gold medal, Euroleague or European Champions Cup championship, and NBA championship
Manu Ginóbili is one of two players, along with Bill Bradley, to win an Olympic gold medal, Euroleague or European Champions Cup championship, and NBA championship.
  • Bill Bradley — Olympics, 1964; European Champions Cup, 1966; NBA, 1970 and 1973
  • Manu Ginóbili — Olympics, 2004; Euroleague, 2001; NBA, 2003, 2005, and 2007
  • Most NBA championship won by a player
  • Most consecutive points in a regular season game
  • Largest attendance at a game
  • Only player to record a double-triple-double (20 plus in any 3 statistics)
  • Wilt Chamberlain; February 4, 1968, Chamberlain had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists.
  • Quadruple-doubles (double figures in any four statistics)
  • Nate Thurmond: October 18, 1974. Chicago vs. Atlanta; 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, 12 blocks.
  • Alvin Robertson: February 18, 1986. San Antonio vs. Phoenix; 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals.
  • Hakeem Olajuwon: March 29, 1990. Houston vs. Milwaukee; 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 blocks.
  • David Robinson: February 17, 1994. San Antonio vs. Detroit; 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 blocks.
  • Only player to ever record two 40+ totals in the same game
  • Wilt Chamberlain: achieved this eight times, including 78 points and 43 rebounds on December 8, 1961.
  • Most seasons with 30+ points per game
  • Most consecutive seasons with 30+ points per game
  • Most consecutive seasons with 20+ Points, 10+ rebounds
  • Only player to average 30+ points and 20+ rebounds in a season
  • Wilt Chamberlain (7 times)
  • Most seasons with 30+ points and 20+ rebounds per game
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most consecutive seasons with 30+ points and 20+ rebounds per game
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Only player to average 40+ and 50+ points in a season
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most seasons with 40+ points per game
  • 2 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most consecutive seasons with 40+ points per game
  • 2 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most seasons with 20+ rebounds per game
  • Most consecutive seasons with 20+ rebounds per game
  • 10 by Bill Russell
  • 10 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most blocks by a guard (career)
  • 893 by Michael Jordan
  • Most blocks by a guard (season)
  • 131 by Michael Jordan in 1987–88 season
  • Only players to record 200 steals and 100 blocks (season)
  • Michael Jordan in 1987–88 season
  • Michael Jordan in 1988–89 season
  • Hakeem Olajuwon in 1988–89 season
  • Scottie Pippen in 1989–90 season
  • Only players to lead the league in blocks and rebounding in the same season

Awards

  • 6 by Michael Jordan
  • Most All-NBA Team honors
  • 14 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • 14 by Karl Malone
  • Most NBA All-Defensive Team honors *

* This award has only been given since the 1968–69 season.
** This award has only been given since the 1982–83 season.

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA Records, nba.com/history, accessed April 22, 2007.
  2. ^ Nuggets at Bulls Play by play, NBA.com.
  3. ^ a b Blake ties NBA mark with 14 first-quarter assists as Blazers dismantle Clippers, ESPN.com. Retrieved on February 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Marion scores 34 as Raptors beat Bulls, thestar.com, 15 April 2009, accessed 16 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Bryant, Bynum lift Lakers; Blazers win 11th straight -- chicagotribune.com". Chicago Tribune. December 26, 2007. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-26pb1dec26,1,4787326.story?ctrack=1&cset=true. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  6. ^ National Basketball Association (NBA) Individual Records
  7. ^ Nba.Com Líderes
  8. ^ Paul beats Robertson's steal record, ESPN.com. Retrieved from December 18, 2008.
  9. ^ NBA - Los Angeles Lakers/San Antonio Spurs Boxscore - NBA.com
  10. ^ NBA - Los Angeles Lakers/Boston Celtics Boxscore - NBA.com
  11. ^ http://www.nba.com/bucks/release/jennings_boston_store_091209.html
  12. ^ This Date in History - January, NBA.com.
  13. ^ This Date in History - December, NBA.com.
  14. ^ This Date in History - February, NBA.com.
  15. ^ espn.com, Clippers hold Hornets to NBA-low 16 points in second half, accessed August 12, 2007.
  16. ^ NBA - Miami Heat/Boston Celtics Recap - NBA.com
  17. ^ Magic make NBA-record 23 three-pointers in rout of Kings, USA Today
  18. ^ NBA - Golden State Warriors/Indiana Pacers Recap Wednesday January 16, 2008 - Yahoo! Sports
  19. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200604010MIL.html April 1, 2006 Box Scores accessed 21 January 2009.
  20. ^ NBA.com: James leads Cavaliers past Trail Blazers in OT
  21. ^ http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=290315009
  22. ^ Jazz Zips Back In Record Style, New York Times.
  23. ^ http://www.nbahoopsonline.com/History/Records/comebacks.html Greatest NBA Comebacks.
  24. ^ NBA.com: Regular Season records: Miscellaneous
  25. ^ Mark Murphy, C’s can do as they please - Stars sit, but team still clinches homecourt, Boston Herald, April 6, 2008.
  26. ^ Kreismer, Jeff. Heldt, Steve. ed. The Basketball Almanac. Saddle River, NJ: Red Letter Press. ISBN 0-940462-59-1. 
  27. ^ NBA.com Dwight Howard’s 20-20 Game Leads Magic Past Raptors

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